Metro is delighted to support the unique multimedia and photography festival Night Contact taking place on the streets of East London for one night only on Friday 27th September. Numerous indoor and outdoor projections will be popping up across in a range of venues in Dalston, beaming out inspiring artworks as night begins to fall.
The curators of Night Contact aim to bring together exciting and innovative photographic works that provoke or engage conversations with other media, such as film, music and literature. All of the works involved embrace the projection format, through experimental edits, collaborations with other artists, and the use of sound, narrative, movement, colour and rhythm.
Metro has produced large scale Duratrans prints
which will be displayed as part of one of the installations in slimline LED lightboxes
. There will be a bank of screens specially installed which will be showing site-specific commissioned and curated work. Beyond the central area of Gillett Square the festival will break out into a trail of six satellite venues, taking over the streets of Dalston across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, each of which will be showing a programmed screening.
In addition to an open call for submissions there have been awarded three £1,000 grants to aid the production of new collaborative works, the winners of these are Mariah Skellorn, Laura Copsey & Michael Cranny: Forecasting;
Maja Daniels & Anne Hovad Fisher: Life and Play and Steve Ryan, Pablo Jargstorf & Charlie Doran: Dalston Dining. These new pieces will be premiered utilising the three-screen setup in the festival hub, Gillett Square.